Events downtown

Jan 06

Tintype Portraits with Cole Phillips
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
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Take a step back in time and have your tintype portrait made on-site by Cole Phillips!

Using materials and processes dating to the 1850s, wet-plate photography gives you the chance to experience and take home a memento of one of the oldest known photographic processes.

Tintypes date back to the 1850s and replaced then-industry-standard daguerreotype photography as an alternative photographic process which created more stable and easily visible results. Throughout the late-middle 19th century, tintypes were used to document everything from the American Civil War, and political figures of the time, all the way down to working-class families and domestic pets. By the 1900s, the process had been all but replaced by the rapidly growing alternative processes of the time and had become a novelty. Today, it is preserved and practiced by those who are unwilling to see it fade into time.

Bundle up, because tintypes require natural light and the photographs will be taken outdoors! In the case of inclement weather, Polaroid portraits will be taken indoors.

Payment will be made directly to the artist. Pricing: 4″ x 5″ portrait ($40); 5″ x 7″ portrait ($70); 8″ x 10″ portrait ($150).

This photography event is in celebration of Puppetkabob’s The Snowflake Man, an antique truck show featuring Czech-style marionettes. The matinée performance of “The Snowflake Man” will take place at 2:00 PM, immediately following the Tintype pop-up.